Seneca to Lucilius, 29: how to truly help a friend

Helping friends, one of the major contributors to meaning in life

Seneca and Lucilius shared a friend by the name of Marcellinus, who was going through a bit of a crisis at one point. Who has not been in a similar situation? What are you going to do to help your friend?

Seneca tells Lucilius that Marcellinus doesn’t visit often anymore, a sign of his detachment from his own friends. He is avoiding Seneca in particular because he knows that…